Fine-needle cytology of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the lung. Report of a case

F. Fulciniti, Antonio Vetrani, I. Cozzolino, M. Marino, P. P. Maietta, C. Cecere

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Abstract

Background: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) of the lung is a rare condition that may mimic cancer. Case: We describe a case of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor discovered by a routine chest X-ray in a 26-year-old male patient, primarily diagnosed by fine needle aspiration biopsy. The clinical, cytopathological and differential diagnostic findings of this rare entity are briefly discussed. Conclusion: IMT may be diagnosed accurately on needle cytology samples, provided that other pseudoneoplastic and neoplastic entities can be excluded from its differential diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)430-432
Number of pages3
JournalPathologica
Volume96
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004

Keywords

  • Fine needle cytology
  • Lung tumors
  • Pseudotumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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